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Internships with the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that runs a 24/7 veterinary clinic in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica. There, they work to rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife with the ultimate goal of re-releasing them. Established in 2014, they are already making an important difference in wildlife conservation in the area and have rescued over 2000 animals from approximately 210 different species of Costa Rican wildlife.

This area of Costa Rica sees a lot of its wildlife injured or killed due to traffic accidents, electrocutions, domestic animal attacks, the pet trade, and wildlife orphans. Not every animal that enters the sanctuary can be released. At this point, the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary will act as a refuge for these animals. Adjacent to their veterinary work, they run an educational community outreach program to improve human-wildlife coexistence.